Yesterday, presidential candidate, Donny Trump, announced that he asked Lakewood’s own favorite son, Joseph Boyle, to serve in his administration as The Great Wall of America Czar. Trump reiterated, “There will be a wall.”
Donny stated in a press conference he knows Boyle is a GSD (Gets Stuff Done) guy. He wanted to gain Boyle’s commitment to serve our country under the Republican banner even before the presidential election results are counted. He is jumping the gun with Boyle for two reasons. 1. Donny Trump is a confident kind of guy who knows he will take the White House by a landslide. 2. Donny Trump heard Hillary Clinton’s people were talking to Boyle’s people.
Boyle agreed to make a preliminary fact finding trip to China in late August in an effort to locate and meet with descendants of the original Qin Dynasty who began construction of the Great Wall of China in the year 221 BC.
Boyle’s goal is twofold. First Boyle will determine if surviving family of the Qin Dynasty have the original architectural drawings for the Great Wall of China. Secondly Boyle will be looking for helpful building tips that may have been passed down through family oral history. Anything learned may well shed light on how to build a similar great wall in America.
Trump tells us The Great Wall of America might will serve as a tourist attraction thereby bolstering the US economy from both the construction process and tourist angle.
Ironically, Trump has projected that 85% of the tourists visiting the wall will be Mexicans on their way to America.
While the Democrats have flatly stated the Great Wall of America will be too expensive to build, Trump has countered with his plan to use illegal Mexican aliens as workers to construct the Great Wall of America. Trump went on to state that Mexicans are hard workers and they work cheap.
Trump’s plan to deport all illegal aliens will not begin until after the Great Wall of America ribbon cutting ceremony.
Trump is confident The Great American Wall will work to control illegal immigration. He simply points to the Great Wall of China and notes there are no illegal Mexicans flooding into China: proof positive that a wall in America will work.
Later in the day Hilly Clinton, not wanting to be TRUMPED, held a coast to coast Skype conference with Joe Boyle. She boldly announced that she has high hopes Boyle will be willing to head up a new Federal program she plans to inaugurate once she is in office. The program will be called The Federal Rental Registration and Safety Inspection Program, (FRRSIP). While many city programs similar to her proposal have been challenged, Clinton states her approach will be bullet proof.
Hilly has no concerns about violating anyone’s 4th Amendment rights because her Federal Safety Squad Inspection Teams will always enter through the back door of the rental property.
Anyone fearful they are about to have their 4th Amendment rights trampled upon typically visualize the government coming through the front door. Front doors are generally for government to breach and the back doors are normally reserved as an escape route. Hilly is thinking outside the box with her back door policy. It is a genius move. Any good politician can always figure a way to violate the constitutional rights of Americans, with no one the wiser.
There you have it. Another day in politics. Of course, between now and the presidential election, anything can happen.
If you want to be a part of this circus, be sure to vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. You do not have to vote for the candidate you like the most. You can vote for the candidate you dislike the least.
You may be asking yourself, “Why does Joe Boyle refer to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as Donny Trump and Hilly Clinton?” Think about it for a moment. Thats right, Joe Boyle is what we refer to, in power circles, as a Washington insider. In fact Boyle knows Amy Wilkinson. That explains everything.
If neither political post pans out for Boyle, he has pledged to help Lakewood City Council build a giant wall around the City of Lakewood to keep the slumlords out.
If you believe everything written in this article by Joe Boyle in 3rd person about Joe Boyle along with believing Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s campaign rhetoric, then Joe Boyle declares, you are fully prepared to help determine who will become our 45th President of the United States. Vote early. Vote often.
David Anderson says
That which you wrote is funny. The following is not. Since you referenced RIP, here’s the latest out of Seattle just today (link provided below):
The Seattle City Council, a bit farther down the road (some would say slippery slope) than Lakewood with regards rental control – or actually control of landlord’s rentals – just today are announced to have passed the most recent of a landslide of laws affecting landlords.
This latest declares that landlords must, by Seattle’s new law, rent to the first renter who applies and qualifies.
“Prospective renters will also have the option to sue a landlord when they think they’ve been skipped.”
As you might imagine, “not everyone is happy about the policy (saying we don’t) need policing.”
Among them is Sean Martin, “spokesman for the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHAWA),” who also spoke here in Lakewood on July 5 in opposition to RIP. Stated Martin of RHAWA, “the group already advises landlords to operate on a first-come, first-served basis – to avoid discrimination claims. But he’s worried about unintended consequences.”
To be sure landlords don’t try to circumvent Seattle’s new law by picking whomever they choose to rent to, “Seattle will need to ramp up its sting operations.”
“It will need to add two staffers to handle work related to the first-come, first-served policy – to the tune of more than $200,000 next year.”
In a related matter, Martin is scouring among attorneys and lobbyists for RHAWA, to see if the proposed referendum to toss Lakewood’s law can pass legal muster.
City Councilwoman Marie Barth – the lone dissenter in the Lakewood City Council’s 6-1 decision to institute the RIP program – was likewise contacted on August 9 for the purpose of assisting with the legality of the referendum question by seeking advice from the Municipal Research Services Center (MRSC).
MRSC denied my request since I could not honestly say I was an elected official. But Barth is, therefore my inquiry of her as our elected representative.
There has been no response from Barth.
There was, however, a reply from Lakewood City Attorney Heidi Wachter:
As Counsel to the City I do not provide legal opinions in response to general opinions from the public. That being said, in the most general terms, unless an ordinance fits a stated exemption, it would be subject to initiative and referenda.
Meanwhile the petition has been drafted and awaits legal review.
Marie Barth says
David, do you ever tire of being a bully? If you would have checked the records (which you seem to love to do) you would be privy to the information that I have been of ill health since the 3rd of August. I have missed numerous meetings including two Lakewood United Meetings, two Rotary meetings and the last City Council Study session on the 8th of August. I am just now trying to catch up on the volume of emails that have stacked up during my illness. When I do read the email you say you sent seeking my assistance, perhaps you know what I will do. Nothing like kicking someone when they are down. Don’t bother to send a card or flowers, I am beginning to feel better. Thanks.
By the way, I will look into your email once I am feeling better. Have a great weekend.
David Anderson says
I’m glad you are beginning to feel better.
As to your contention that I am a bully, would you like to clarify?
As to checking the records, no I missed that you were absent and no, I do not love to check what the records say, or don’t say. Public record requests and review of city documents are somewhat of a commendable, although onerous, practice I would think a councilmember would admit given said records are put out to the public for that purpose.
I am thus not kicking someone when they’re down.
Thanks for following up.
Mary Hammond says
Lakewood’s own Borowitz! 🙂
Nancy Covert says
Well said, Joe and Dave–you two make a great pair of humorists! When’d the book due out?
Chris Anderson says
LMAO!!!….That had me crying from laughing…well done!